Bengal: Trinamool dissident Suvendu Adhikari resigns as MLA amid reports of him joining BJP

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Suvendu Akhikari has resigned as Trinamool MLA.

Amid reports of him joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), dissident Trinamool Congress chief Suvendu Adhikari on Wednesday resigned as MLA. Adhikari, who was as soon as thought-about a detailed aide of Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee, is more likely to attain Delhi on Thursday to fulfill BJP management, together with Amit  Shah. 

The BJP, in the meantime, has welcomed Adhikari’s determination. “The day Suvendu Adhikari had resigned from the ministerial post, I had told I will be happy if he leaves TMC and we will welcome him. Today, he has resigned from the membership of West Bengal Legislative Assembly and I welcome his decision,” BJP vice-president Mukul Roy stated. 

“Trinamool Congress is collapsing like a house of cards. Everyday someone from the party comes to us to join our party,” he added.

The Nandigram MLA resignation has come simply days forward of Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s proposed 2-day tour of Bengal later this week. During the go to, the previous BJP president can be more likely to go to Midnapore district, which is Adhikari’s dwelling district and a stronghold.

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“I have also heard that Suvendu Adhikari may join the BJP. He is welcome in the party if he wishes to join us. We will give him opportunities to work for the people in Bengal,” BJP state unit president Dilip Ghosh had stated earlier.

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TMC MLA Suvendu Adhikari tenders his resignation to Bengal Assembly Speaker.

Adhikari had tendered his resignation as minister from the Mamata Banerjee-led state cupboard final month, on November 27. He had additionally left the chairperson’s put up of the Hooghly River Bridge Commissioner’s (HRBC) two days earlier than that.

Sources stated that Adhikari was sad with organisational choices taken by Abhishek Banerjee and political strategist Prashant Kishor. Adhikari and Banerjee had been even seen taking potshots not directly at one another with out taking names at latest public conferences previously.

(With inputs from companies)

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